About the only thing Gov. Phil Murphy and democratic legislative leaders agreed on Thursday, after the senate and assembly passed a budget Murphy vows to veto, is that they still have nine days until the deadline for getting a spending plan approved.

Lawmakers don't want to pass the tax and fee hikes Gov. Phil Murphy is looking for, but they have approved some he hasn't requested.

A Brooklyn man is facing DWI charges for driving on the wrong side of Route 36 in Middletown and colliding with a car in a crash that has now claimed the life of the other driver.